It is clear that Ali Khamenei and his regime’s apparatus consider it necessary to commit any crime in order to survive.
On June 20, 1994, a bomb was exploded in the shrine of Imam Reza (the eighth Imam of the Shiites) in the city of Mashhad, MEK, killing 26 innocent pilgrims and injuring at least 290 others.
Hours after this explosion, the supreme leader of the regime, Ali Khamenei, strangely attributed it to the MEK! The Ministry of Intelligence then brought a prisoner from Kermanshah to Tehran to set the scene, and at one point in Tehran, they opened the door of the car carrying him, and told him that he could escape. The prisoner, unaware of plan set up for him, started running in the street and the regime agents shot him dead. Later, the Iranian regime claimed that it had killed the perpetrator of the shrine explosion!
Five years later, on December 4, 1999, Akbar Ganji, one of the former intelligence agents of the regime, stated in an interview: “… There was a terrible incident of the explosion of Imam Reza’s shrine, which this MEK was wrogly blamed”
Khatami’s advisor, Behzad Nabavi, also explicitly stated in a public speech in the Kar-e-Kargar newspaper on December 9, 1999.
Now, Ali Younesi, the regime’s top intelligence official, the former intelligence minister, once again admits on June 29, 2021 that this criminal explosion was the work of the regime’s own elements.
In an interview with the Jamaran state run website on Jun 29, Ali Younesi, the regime’s former intelligence minister, admitted that there had been cases of unjustified arrests and confessions of people who had committed crimes, and that the Ministry of Intelligence itself realized at the time that this was not the case. The tragedy that took place in the explosion of the shrine of Imam Reza (AS) belonged to an extremist group called Forqan, but the Rajavi’s group was suspected and accused. And the Ministry of Intelligence at the time arrested people who confessed to carrying out the explosion. A number were arrested, and when I became a minister, I realized this error through investigations.